Since I was twitching to write-write and I’m not ready to leave the planning of the WIP yet, I started work on a short story (which has the unfortunate side effect of making me focus on this story and not the WIP).
I’ve been in Julia‘s world so long that it was difficult to recalibrate myself to live with different characters…even if it’s only for a short time. I spent a lot of time staring at the blank screen, trying to figure out how this new character would handle things. It wasn’t that I didn’t know how my new character would react; it was just that I knew exactly what Julia would do, so much so that it was easier to write Julia’s reactions. And here I thought I was sick of Julia!
Once I was able to jump the hurdle of the safe, well-worn path, it was fun to play with someone new! Hopefully, this short story will be like a palette cleanser before I jump into WIP!
How do you jump between pieces that you’re working on?